The Principle

The Principle

Book - 2017
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Penguin Putnam
A challenging read that encourages reflection, The Principle examines a world inching closer to it's own destruction. 

Overpopulation, nuclear war, fascism, contemporary capitalism, and climate crisis all play roles in this epistolary novel in which a young philosopher grapples with the life of Werner Heisenberg, the Nobel Prize-winning German physicist.
 
As he examines the dark historical events of the early 20th century alongside the luminous elegance of Heisenberg’s theoretical work, the narrator provides an intimate account of his own youthful struggles and desperate attempts to make sense of a fractured, globalized world. How could a man with such a beautiful mind have participated in such atrocities? Jérôme Ferrari offers a compelling, unflinching vision of the failings of European culture.
 
The Principle is a hypnotic glimpse into the mysteries of the physical world and a deeply personal historical interrogation that will remind readers of Laurent Binet’s HHhH and Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning play Copenhagen.

Baker & Taylor
A young philosopher attempts to chart his own intellectual and emotional course, and, along the way, takes measure of the evil at work in the contemporary world.

Baker
& Taylor

After the German physicist Werner Heisenberg wins the Nobel Prize in physics in 1932, a young, disenchanted philosopher attempts to chart his own intellectual and emotional course, and, along the way, takes measure of the evil at work in the contemporary world. Original.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2017
ISBN: 1609453522 (paperback)
9781609453527 (paperback)
Branch Call Number: FIC FERRARI
Characteristics: 135 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Curtis, Howard 1949-- Translator

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